THYROID SURGERY

THYROID SURGERY from Randall T Weingarten MD

By: Randall T Weingarten MD  07/14/2014
Keywords: Thyroid, Nose Surgery, Ear Nose & Throat

Most commonly, a thyroid nodule that is suspicious for malignancy or can not be definitively identified as benign is treated with thyroidectomy. Thyroidectomy is also performed when a large goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland with multiple nodules) forms and puts pressure on the structures in the neck, which can cause difficulty breathing and swallowing. Thyroid surgery is performed under general anesthesia through a horizontal incision in the low central neck (hidden within a skin crease). Patients stay overnight in the hospital and go home the next day. Recovery is usually rapid, most patients experience little or no pain after the first 24 hours and many return to work with no restrictions within 1 week after surgery.

Keywords: Ear Nose & Throat, Ear Nose And Throat Specialist, Nasal Surgery, Nose, Nose Surgery, Thyroid, Thyroid Surgery

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